LINGUIST List 24.2517

Thu Jun 20 2013

Jobs: English; Spanish; Applied Ling: Professional Development Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 19-Jun-2013
From: Oben <>
Subject: English; Spanish; Applied Linguistics: Professional Development Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)Job Location: District of Columbia, USAWeb Address: Rank: Professional Development Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng) Spanish (spa)


CAL Classification: Senior Technical SpecialistProgram Area: K-12 ELLs and Content Area InstructionSalary: $53,760 - $68,000Hours Per Week: 100% FTEPosition Available: Immediately

Description of Duties:

This position involves creating and delivering professional developmentservices (face to face and online) on a variety of topics including shelteredinstruction (using the CAL SIOP Model), literacy instruction in English forstudents learning to read in a second language, and literacy instruction inSpanish for students in transitional, developmental, and dual languagebilingual programs. The position also entails assisting the professionaldevelopment team in enhancing the content of CAL’s professional developmentmaterials to work with various types of professionals who teach linguisticallyand culturally diverse students. Ability to travel approximately 50% of theyear is a requirement.

Primary Responsabilities:- Plan and facilitate face-to-face and online professional developmenttailored to the specific needs of schools and districts- Create, edit, and proofread materials for use in professional development- Work with the PreK-12 ELL professional development director and associatedirector to update and enhance professional development content- Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:- Master’s degree and four years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor’sdegree and eight years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in linguistics, language, education, or relateddiscipline.

Experience: Minimum of four years of teaching experience using shelteredinstruction principles (ideally using the SIOP model), as well as knowledgeand experience in literacy instruction in English and in Spanish. Ademonstrated commitment to working with underserved students is critical.Minimum of two years of experience in developing and providing professionaldevelopment to teachers also required.

Successful candidates will have experience in one or more of the followingareas:- Teaching subject areas other than language development courses (e.g.,elementary or secondary general education)- Teaching in bilingual or dual language instructional settings

Language Proficiency: Ability to develop and deliver professional developmentin both English and Spanish.

Skills: Candidates should have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word andPowerPoint, and should have familiarity with creating and deliveringprofessional development courses for an online platform. A successfulcandidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills in Englishand in Spanish.

Other Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be flexible,well-organized, and attentive to detail. Must have strong interpersonal skillsand be able to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-pacedteam environment.

If interested send resume and cover letter to the application address, or mailelectronically to the application email.


ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 13-19

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